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Aug
25

What happens when Promet sends our CTO to discuss Agile Development to a legal tech conference? 

11:12amEAST

Q: What do a group of lawyers and a group of Drupal tech geeks have in common?

My first presentation at a conference with this new, fancy title of "CTO" was Imagine, an annual event for the International Legal Technology Association. I had come to the ILTA Conference with the expectation that in many ways, I’d be the tech geek, sticking out like an astronaut at a rodeo. I mean, the law industry? That’s an industry known for being sleek. And here I am, a glasses-clad CTO from a web development shop... A leading nerd of nerds. Looking out into a sea of bright-eyed individuals who could easily be mistaken for Drupal camp attendees, I realized “I am in my element. It doesn’t matter in what industry I am presenting; it only matters that I am amongst my people: the tech world.”

Aug
06

An easy question; a difficult answer. 

2:28pmEAST

Recently, it has been a pressing question that the team at Promet has had to ask itself in order to grow at the rate that the market is demanding. This isn't necessarily a bad problem to have, but finding those “special someones” that either have the ability to get on the ball quickly or already have an innate ability to "Drupal" are exceptionally hard to find.

Apr
17

Drupal 8 features unit level testing which will improve Promet's Continuous Integration practices.

3:57pmEASST

At MidCamp (Midwest Drupal camp), I found out a really fascinating thing about Drupal 8: Support for PHPUnit is going to be part of the base distribution. This means a great deal to Solutions Architects and Developers at Promet because we have been striving to integrate automated tests into our build. Perhaps you remember from my talks or previous posts, number four of my 10 Principles of Continuous Integration is "Self-Testing Build".

Apr
09

A Spanish tutorial about Vagrant and Drupal.

11:11amEASST
Drupal is an international phenomenom. Drupal 8 will feature new multi-lingual solutions; Drupal Camps educate Drupal developers around the world; there will be a major DrupalCon in Latin America in 2015. 
 
Feb
19

An often unsung advantage that Drush can give you is the ability to quickly sync your Drupal installations between multiple environments.

6:18pmEASST

Using SQL-sync & rsync in Drush

One of main draws to Drush is the library's ability to make developer lives easier.  There are two simple commands that work using Drush aliases that can help sync database and files between multiple Drupal instances.  First we'll go over setting up an alias file for Drush. After that, we'll document the usage of Drush's SQL-sync and rsync commands.

Feb
17

Promet's SysAdmin, Greg Palmier reviews a case in LoadStorm. Now, you can measure how your site handles traffic in real time.  If you learn nothing else, remember: Don't just perform tests on your front page!  

4:07pmEASST

Assessing the performance of your site will typically be one of your tasks as a system administrator, project manager or developer before delivering your final product.  Establishing a goal for performance such as load time and concurrent users is common for evaluating the load a server can continuously deliver without flinching.  However, not all sites are created equal.  The overall performance will be impacted the most by the most recurring visit profile, i.e. how the site is actually used the most.  

Jan
17

   

3:13pmEASST

Wearable technology might be one of 2014’s most buzzworthy trends, making headlines in nearly every consumer, business and technology media source. Maybe because our fascination with being adorned in electronic devices like a 60s spy film is finally coming to fruition. Maybe because our lives are so interwoven with technology, our needs require an armor of electronics.  We live in two worlds: the physical world and the web-based world.  Wearable technology is the conduit that melds those lives together.
 

Dec
23

10:54amEASST

 Using Peers and the Community to Resolve a Slew of Issues

 

When you start addressing the topic of Continuous Integration (or CI for short) for the first time with an organization or project, there are often some typical questions that arise.
 

Nov
19

When anonymous visitors view your site, are you giving them relevant content?  With Drupal, you can tailor your users content to match their location, interests and other demographical information.  

11:59amEASST
When anonymous visitors view your site, are you giving them relevant content?  With Drupal, you can tailor your users content to match their location, interests and other demographical information.

 

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